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Why HR must embrace the future of work

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The future of work is changing – quickly and irrevocably. Artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological innovations are driving this change and the working landscape in twenty, or even ten years’ time is going to be vastly different from that of today. Developments such as social media, mobile working and cloud connectivity have already altered how, where and when people work – while AI, robotics, and smart technology are already making some traditional job roles obsolete. In short, we’re facing an innovation deluge. And keeping on top of all the latest technologies and trends is going to be a key…

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How to get your employees to adopt to self-service

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Self-service HR was once the preserve of big companies with big budgets. But today – thanks to the Cloud – costs for these systems have come down and are affordable for businesses of all sizes. The benefits of adopting Employee Self Service (ESS) and Manager Self Service (MSS) are huge. They speed up processes, cut down on paperwork, reduce administration, allow for instant checks on holiday availability and much more. In short, they save you time and money and take a lot of pressure off your HR department. So, it’s no surprise that many firms – big and small –…

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My 5 takeaways from CIPD HR Software Show 2017

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It has been a few days since we got back from the CIPD HR Software Show and my overriding memory is one of how busy the show was – according to CIPD the numbers were up on last year and, buoyed by some wonderful weather, I have no doubt that is the case. It was great to meet so many new and familiar faces and thanks to everyone who came to our stand or to my showcase session on GDPR. As I look back on the show, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on the themes that we encountered when…

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Build or buy – the software conundrum

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Many businesses that are achieving excessive growth start to look at processes and procedures, and technology to aid their business is usually one of the first ideas that come to mind but often last on the list of priorities due to cost. Investing in technology that can provide immediate benefit but further long term solutions and return on investment is often overlooked for a simpler solution that can ‘do the job’ now; often built in-house and not fit for the future but provide an immediate solution. The build or buy debate, is one troubling finance departments. Outsource and commit to…

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The pros and cons of wearables in the workplace

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According to research, one in six consumers currently owns and uses wearable technology. It’s why the sight of people paying for goods with their smartwatches and tracking calorie burns on the treadmill with flicks of the wrist are becoming every-day sights. Wearable technology hasn’t enjoyed the healthiest of upbringings, either, which makes their growing prevalence in society even more surprising. Remember Google Glass? The search giant’s take on facial wearable technology was announced in 2012, but despite the inevitable fan fare it received, Glass was subjected to a great deal of criticism and ultimately Google announced that it would stop…

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